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Ultrasound Tech Offers Advice on Gender Disappointment

By July 28, 2013

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22 Week Baby Girl Ultrasound

Every day lots of moms write me to share their stories of disappointment at the results of their ultrasound in regards to the sex of their baby. This is known as gender disappointment. While there are also many mothers who don't understand the feelings discussed, I thought that this note from an ultrasound tech, someone who deals with this on a daily basis, was particularly nice:

"I'm an ultrasound tech and I totally see so many women who feel the same exact way as you ladies every single day. Sometimes they are pregnant with #4 or 5 only to get the same sex. The only thing that gets you going is knowing that once you get this baby in your arms you will feel, 'Wow, I can't picture my life without you!'" -Baz

Do Baz's words comfort you?

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November 13, 2012 at 8:37 am
(1) Mandy says:

It’s normal in my eyes to feel a bit of disappointment especially if you have 4 or 5 of the same gender and really wanted the opposite. Do your grieving for the gender you lost, yes I see it as a loss, that way when the baby gets here you can be like, OK I have another blessing! I think most of us have a wish of what we want our child to be and we’re disappointed when we don’t get that.

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